Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: Blue Collar

Blue Collar - Bachman-Turner Overdrive



I finally got a job, people! And thought I would post this nearly-forgotten gem to celebrate. Enjoy!

14 comments:

D. said...

obKermit: YYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaayyy!!!

Seriously, congratulations!

SnowdropExplodes said...

Congratulations, I hope it's a good one for you.

JoJo said...

Congratulations on the new job!!! YAY!!!!!! When do you start?

Conseglieri said...

I love BTO...and Blue Collar is a fantastic song. Oh...and on the job thing....*Biggest Smile Ever*

Jon said...

Hooray for you! The song reminds me of being 19 and living in Detroit. That was a while ago.

High Arka said...

:D

catsynth said...

congratulations on your new job!

DaisyDeadhead said...

Jojo, job started yesterday... THANKS YOU GUYS (sniff) ... my friends are the best!

thene said...

Well done, and I hope the job is good to you.

Jim said...

Congratulations! Now we just have to work on the rest of the country.

Dave Dubya said...

Woo Hoo!

So happy for you.

Zadig said...

Congratulations on your new job Daisy.

Thought I'd offer some more fodder for your show. I just came across this video of tea party conservatives shot about a month ago.
http://youtu.be/U46MkU_-_wE

What I find interesting about it is how completely empty the commentary is, yet they posted it because they find it worthy of repeated viewings. The people in the video use all kinds of emotional buzz words like "slave," "liberty," "security," "compromise," etc. If there were a transcript I'm sure there would be an inordinate amount of exclamation points. But they don't actually say anything of substance. I attended a couple of the Tea Party rallies and this is pretty much how all the speeches go. They use terminology straight out of one of Newt Gingrich's or Frank Luntz's talking point memos. It's all about getting an emotional reaction, not a logical one.

Before Darrell banned me from the SFL forum, I was commenting on his use of weasel words and glittering generalities. In particular his claim that he was opposed to healthcare reform because he "believes in freedom". (Give me a break.) This vacuous language permeates the airwaves, blogs, forums, facebook pages, etc. And I think it's gotten worse in the past ten years.

I just recently got around to reading George Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language". It's interesting that he wrote it in 1946 because it sounds very much like a reaction to this mindless Tea Party rhetoric that has become so popular.

A year or so ago Loretta Sanchez took heat on the Right for mocking tea party congressmen for being impossible to work with because their answer for everything was "it's unconstitutional." (http://youtu.be/M2Tqq_bnmyQ) But this video above demonstrates exactly what she's referring to. You can't reason with people who only speak in cliches and buzz words.

West said...

Congratulations Daisy!!! Wonderful, Glad I stopped by to hear the wonderful news.

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